Homes and Communities Agency: Finance

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 26th January 2009.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the start-up costs of the Homes and Communities Agency were; and if she will give a breakdown of the cost of its administration in its first year since establishment.

Photo of Margaret Beckett Margaret Beckett Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing)

The costs of the Homes and Communities Agency are set out in the Housing and Regeneration Bill-Impact Assessment, a copy of which is in the House Library. This states that the one-off cost of setting up the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) will be £20 million over three years.

A break down of the 2008-09 administration running costs of the HCA is provided in the following table. This gives the full HCA budget for 2008-09 for the reason set out in my response to the hon. Member on 19 January 2009, Hansard, column 1076.

2008-09 (12 months) (£ million)
Staff pay costs 59
Administration costs 10
Office rental and accommodation costs 8
Professional fees and temporary staff 4
IT and telecommunications 4
Corporate marketing 1
Total 86

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